29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017

New Irish Shorts 9: Animation

Sun 16 July / Town Hall Theatre / 12:00 / Older Teens and up
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Programme 9 celebrates the vibrant animation industry in Ireland today. This strand of short film premieres takes us from futuristic robot utopias to animations based on true Irish stories, and features the film adaptation of the classic Irish Novel An Béal Bocht. We are delighted to showcase both student films and work from more established filmmakers.

Wooden Child

On his way home a man hits a child with his car, the wooden child.
Director Joe Loftus
Producer Joe Loftus


A boy and his horse, Coranna,  race to save the people of their parish from the Great Irish Famine.
Based on true events.
Director Steve Woods
Producers Steve Woods – Cel’ Division.

The Line

An exploration of the dynamics between parent and child when grief seems unbearable.
Director Dillon Brannick
Producer IADT

Dreaming of Sleep

On their first evening alone together, a father grapples to manage his grief and a son who hides through drawing and introspection.
Director Leon Butler
Producer Sorcha Nic Aodha


An artist who attends art college finds there are strict rules on what forms of art are acceptable. He uses a marker to express his artistic curiosity on the streets, leading to chaos and riots.
Director Dylan Nevin
Producer Shauna Cullen

Sorry I Drowned

أسف‭ ‬لأني‭ ‬غرقت

This short film is inspired by a letter allegedly found of the body of someone fleeing war who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea due to the prevailing cynical politics of our day.
Directors David Habchy & Hussein Nakhal
Producers Médecins Sans Frontières & Doctors Without Borders


One plucky laptop is desperate to make a connection. A comical insight into how computers think and act when we leave the room.
Directors Diarmuid Hayes & Sarah B Whicker
Producers Diarmuid Hayes & Sarah B Whicker

An Béal Bocht / The Poor Mouth

An animated adaptation of Flann O’Brien’s only novel written in Irish under the pseudonym of Myles Na gCopaleen. It is a biting satire of the life story of a young Gael reflecting on his life from Sligo Gaol.
Director Tom Collins
Producer Pearse Moore

Tête à Tête

A young woman visits her family. Over the weekend, tensions flare, but technology provides an easy respite. As Kerri’s gaze shifts from the screen, she discovers a deeper kind of connection.
Director Natasha Tonkin
Producer Ragnheiður Erlingsdóttir